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Art Lande (born February 5, 1947) is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator.

Born in New York, Lande began piano at age 4. He attended Williams College and moved to San Francisco in 1969. In 1973 he recorded Red Lanta, an album of duets with Norwegian musician Jan Garbarek. With Mark Isham on trumpet, he started the Rubisa Patrol group in 1976.[1] They performed in the Bay Area and toured extensively in Europe by van. This group made two records for ECM: Rubisa Patrol (1976), Desert Marauders (1977), and one for 1750 Arch Records, The Story of Ba-Ku (1978).

In the early 1980s Lande taught at the Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He moved to Switzerland, where he taught he taught at a jazz school in St. Gallen. In 1987 he moved to Boulder, Colorado to teach at Naropa University.[2]

Lande has written many compositions, but is also known for his unusual and distinctive interpretations of popular and jazz standards. He has made several solo piano recordings devoted to such material, including The Eccentricities of Earl Dant in 1977, Hardball! (1987), Melissa Spins Away (1987), Friday the Thirteenth (1996, featuring thirteen Thelonious Monk compositions) and While She Sleeps (2005).

Although he is known as a pianist, Lande has performed and recorded on drums.


As leader

As sideman

With Gary Peacock

With Paul McCandless

  • All the Mornings Bring (Elektra/Asylum, 1979)
  • Heresay (Windham Hill, 1988)
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and The Tale of Two Bad Mice, with Meryl Streep, narration (Windham Hill/Rabbit Ears, 1987)



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Art Lande | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Schissler, Russ. "Art Lande Discography". Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Art Lande | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 
  4. ^ " - ECM Records Discography". Retrieved 22 October 2016.